Seeing is believing

Last week my black dog Thor was diagnosed with likely ocular melanoma and has lost sight in his right eye….seeing this blog post with the three of us, Loki is the golden, today is bittersweet. Seeing him so happy in the garden motivates me to get back into training so he can be in his happy place again…Thor-and-Locke6_3_13

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Gardens For Goldens

At Homeward Bound we rescue Golden Retrievers, golden mixes and the occasional gold dog masquerading as one or the other. But we serve dogs of all shapes, sizes and spots through our Golden Rule Training program which is available to adopters, fosters and the public. The garden has always been a welcome place to visit on the way to training classes. Thor and Locke –

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and Bear and Cooper regularly make their way through the garden before class. It puts them in their happy place.

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Lately, the garden has become a destination for training in its own right. Since so many gather here, it is a perfect spot for people socialization training. Sadie visited with us last weekend. She is great around other dogs and gets a lot of hiking and outdoor time,

Sadie-hiking

but people make her a little nervous. When I first walked by, her posture immediately let me…

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